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Kwame Opoku: THE STRANGE AND AMAZING THOUGHTS OF SIR NORMAN ROSENTHAL ON ENDING RESTITUTION OF NAZI LOOTED ART

Norman Rosenthal suggested some time ago that there should be an end to claims for restitution of Nazi-Looted art and was rightly criticized by so many others. http://www.lootedart.com Now he has given an interview in Der Spiegel in which he restates his case. http://www.spiegel His reasoning is so strange that one can hardly believe anyone would argue as he does. A few quotations from the interview should convince the reader that, whatever one may think of restitution of art in general and restitution of Nazi-Looted art in particular, such interviews do not really help anyone:

SPIEGEL: Sir Norman, why are you calling for an end to the return of looted art and, as a result, an end to restitution?

Rosenthal: You cannot make up for anything by returning a small amount of art, and one should not want to create this impression.

 

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